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This is my latest BSA, a '68/69 Firebird dressed as a Lightning.

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I'm wondering whether it will get sold soon... My kicking leg hasn't healed well enough to trust it, so it's "iffy"...


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This was one of those scruffy 441s that I restored for a guy, then delivered to California (combo trip to drop one other bike, and pick up one other bike)

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If it would have had BOTH alloy wheels, we might have left them on...

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Here's my 1969 Thunderbolt as I got it [img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/XfttmB5oHKEspc9a7[/img]

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Originally Posted by Edalfa
Here's my 1969 Thunderbolt as I got it[img]http://https://photos.app.goo.gl/XfttmB5oHKEspc9a7[/img]

Hi Edalfa, remove the first “http://" from your link to show your photo wink

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My latest basket case.

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Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
My latest basket case.

Bob, what is that shiny bit just off the top left of the oil tank?

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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
My latest basket case.

Bob, what is that shiny bit just off the top left of the oil tank?

Gordon
Decompressor lever


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Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
My latest basket case.

There's lots of those Ford Ranger basketcases out here. There's a good reason why FORD stands for Found On Road Dead.....

Nice Beezer in the foreground, too!

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Paul, he has the stock decompressor lever on the bars in the right place.

My guess is choke lever...?

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Actually a friend of mine had one in pretty much the same location, but on the opposite side of the bike (67 Victor). I never asked him, but maybe the stock cable is just that length? Dunno, as I've never installed one...

(then again, stock for what?... VS didn't come with them. Seems I've seen them there on some other bikes... some Goldstars?)

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/274687457710

Can't tell if this is what Bob has... of course this is all meaningless if it turns out to be a beer bottle opener.

Edit- seems I'm responding to posts that don't exist...must be those damn robots?

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Originally Posted by Steve Erickson
https://www.ebay.com/itm/274687457710

Can't tell if this is what Bob has... of course this is all meaningless if it turns out to be a beer bottle opener.

Edit- seems I'm responding to posts that don't exist...must be those damn robots?

I just cleaned it up a bit. Not sure if this is the right place to be having this conversation. I couldn't see very well off my phone....but it wasn't much better from home. It just doesn't look like two cables running into the top of the carb. I put a choke on all of mine.......not that I use them all the time but they are there.

Bob'll let us know.


Gordon..........no robot here

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Hi Gordon, That shiny thingamabob would be my Tricor oil filter setup. Tripple type. Fits well under the seat above the rear fender. It’s odd being in a horizontal position, but the T140 filter sepup is also horizontal. Easy to drain and change filters. On the bars are: Horn button (left), levers, stock decompression lever, no choke. Beer opener is in the tool box, beer still in fridge. Nobody mentioned my MGA In the background.

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Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
Hi Gordon, That shiny thingamabob would be my Tricor oil filter setup. Tripple type. Fits well under the seat above the rear fender. It’s odd being in a horizontal position, but the T140 filter sepup is also horizontal. Easy to drain and change filters. On the bars are: Horn button (left), levers, stock decompression lever, no choke. Beer opener is in the tool box, beer still in fridge. Nobody mentioned my MGA In the background.

That's actually pretty crafty IMO.

And now we know the rest of the story!

Thank you sir

Gordon

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I'm usually a Triumph or Ducati guy...I built this A10 from a mismatched parts in about 9 months.. It's a decent ride...

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Just "decent", Tony? Looks like a blast! What's the front end & wheel? SLS brake? How's that seat? Looks a little thin...


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